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Jaguar, Pantanal, Brazil

Brazilian Amazon & the Pantanal

  • TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAY IDEA

Duration

9 Days

Prices Start from

$3,048 ex. flights

Designed to appeal to wildlife enthusiasts and keen ornithologists, this itinerary takes in the fresh wetlands of the Pantanal, the world’s largest protected tropical rainforest corridor in the Amazon and the dazzling coastline of Rio. Utilising carefully selected properties as bases for tracking endemic species, linger for multiple days in remote locations to maximise on opportunities for in-depth explorations and memorable sightings. We can even arrange for those with a larger budget who are keen to track jaguars to join specialist research trips open to only 12 people each year.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Caiman with Butterfly, Pantanal, Brazil 1

Northern Pantanal

Visit the Pantanal, exploring this wildlife rich area on foot, on horseback and in canoes.

Jaguar, Pantanal, Brazil 2

Look for Jaguar

Visit a protected jungle corridor that is home to the highest density of jaguar on Earth.

Amazon Theatre in Manaus, Brazil 3

Manaus

Marvel at the colonial history and interesting architecture of the isolated city of Manaus.

Hoatzin TRC, Peru Amazon 4

Mamiraua Reserve

See the world’s largest protected tropical rainforest corridor, home to rare black jaguars.

Why we like it

Brazil is jam-packed with phenomenal wildlife, endangered species and a myriad of peculiar birds, and a trip that combines the Pantanal with the Amazon allows nature-loving wayfarers the opportunity to gain a comprehensive and intimate knowledge of these unique habitats and their inhabitants. Combining the ultimate bragging rights of having ridden on horseback over floodplains with paddling canoes with monkeys scurrying overhead, this in-depth exploration moves through the classic wildlife landscapes of Brazil and allows just enough time for samba and bossa nova in Rio. In a place with no crowds, very low guide to visitor ratios, fascinating indigenous communities and floating lodges, we can arrange jaguar tracking trips in the company of researchers – however, there is a significant extra cost involved in joining this programme. With the goal of photographing, researching and camera-trapping this elusive species, you will be one of only 12 people per year who are permitted to join this project.

Don't forget, we will customise this journey to suit you.

Explore our suggested itinerary

Keys:
Internal Flight
  • Day 1
    Sao Paulo - Cuiaba - Pantanal
  • Days 2-4
    Pantanal
  • Day 5
    Pantanal - Cuiaba - Manaus
  • Day 6
    Manaus - Tefe - Amazon
  • Days 7-8
    Amazon
  • Day 9
    Amazon - Tefe - Manaus - Rio

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Uakari Lodge £££££

  • Brazil
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

The Uakari Lodge is a community-run floating lodge in the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve, the largest area of the flooded Amazonian forest. The main objective of the lodge is to help the local communities and preserve natural resources. The lodge has 10 simple guestrooms spread across the floating structures which rise by up to 12 metres during the wet season. Each of the thatched rooms has its own terrace with views of the surrounding forest and all are ensuite with solar-powered showers.

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Araras Eco Lodge £££££

  • Brazil
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge
  • Wilderness

Nestled amongst vast, lush wetlands, Araras Eco Lodge was constructed to blend in with its natural surroundings and is committed to local environmental initiatives such as inhibiting deforestation along the banks of the Rio Clarinho and encouraging hyacinth macaws to nest in the Northern Pantanal. The 19 rooms are simple and furnished in a rustic regional style with ceiling fans and screened windows.

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Porto Bay Rio Janeiro £££££

  • Brazil
  • City

Porto Bay Rio Janeiro is a contemporary-style hotel directly opposite Copacabana Beach. The hotel’s 117 rooms are beautifully appointed with large picture windows or private balconies from which to enjoy sweeping views along Copacabana Beach. There is a lovely outdoor pool and bar surrounded by an expansive hardwood sundeck, beach-facing gym, and a sauna. For dining, La Finestra restaurant offers a breakfast buffet, a la carte lunch, and evening dinner, while appetisers, light meals and cocktails can be taken in Bar Limone.

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What excellent service from James - he was very knowledgeable and booked the perfect trip for us to Brazil.

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Roxy did a truly wonderful job at arranging our itinerary, which was very unique.

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Paul excelled himself in putting together our unusual itinerary to the Amazon Rainforest. He was conscientious, listened to what we liked and made excellent suggestions.

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A note on price

Prices will vary depending on the time of year you are travelling. Prices do not include international flights. Please ask one of our Travel Experts for an accurate quote. Flights purchased through Steppes Travel departing from the UK are ATOL protected.

This Itinerary
Price
From $3,048 Per person

When to travel

Brazil in January

January to March is the peak of summer across the country, with many locals having time off in February. Carnival often takes place at this time too. There is more rainfall in the Amazon and the south but it is also the warmest time of year across the country.

Brazil in February

January to March is the peak of summer across the country, with many locals having time off in February. Carnival often takes place at this time too. There is more rainfall in the Amazon and the south but it is also the warmest time of year across the country.

Brazil in March

January to March is the peak of summer across the country, with many locals having time off in February. Carnival often takes place at this time too. There is more rainfall in the Amazon and the south but it is also the warmest time of year across the country.

Brazil in April

April and May is a good time to travel as temperatures drop a little. There is generally plenty of sunshine in the south, with the Amazon and Pantanal starting to receive a little less rain too.

Brazil in May

April and May is a good time to travel as temperatures drop a little. There is generally plenty of sunshine in the south, with the Amazon and Pantanal starting to receive a little less rain too.

Brazil in June

June and July is a great time to visit the south, especially around Rio and Sao Paolo. It is also a good time to visit the Amazon and Pantanal, with slightly lower temperatures and less rain. It is a wetter time for the north and east coast.

Brazil in July

June and July is a great time to visit the south, especially around Rio and Sao Paolo. It is also a good time to visit the Amazon and Pantanal, with slightly lower temperatures and less rain. It is a wetter time for the north and east coast.

Brazil in August

Between August and October is possibly the best time to visit the Amazon and Pantanal. It is still fairly dry in the south, but it can be cool in the evenings in Rio. It dries up in the north and remains warm.

Brazil in September

Between August and October is possibly the best time to visit the Amazon and Pantanal. It is still fairly dry in the south, but it can be cool in the evenings in Rio. It dries up in the north, and remains warm.

Brazil in October

Between August and October is possibly the best time to visit the Amazon and Pantanal. It is still fairly dry in the south, but it can be cool in the evenings in Rio. It dries up in the north, and remains warm.

Brazil in November

November and December see the dry season comes to an end in the south, as temperatures heat up. November can be a great time to visit Rio as it is warmer but remains fairly dry. Rainfall increases again in the Pantanal and the Amazon.

Brazil in December

November and December see the dry season comes to an end in the south, as temperatures heat up. November can be a great time to visit Rio as it is warmer but remains fairly dry. Rainfall increases again in the Pantanal and the Amazon.

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